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Story Surgery

A one on one performance and participatory work on the nature of memory, autobiographical appropriation and intimate exchange that culminated in a vocal recording.

Story Surgery grew out of a 12month research and development project: Space of Memory: Intimate Narratives.

Space of Memory was funded by Arts Council England and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (2007)

Enacted at:
WRITING ENCOUNTERS, Space between words, York, 11-13 September, 2008
WHITSTABLE BIENNALE, Whitstable, 28 June-1 July, 2008
INTIMACY across visceral & digital performance festival at Goldsmiths, The Albany, LABAN, December, 2007
The Banquet Room, Candid Arts, May, 2007
Toynbee Studios, London, March, 2007

Feedback from a surgery partaker at Whistable Biennale:

"There's not enough moments like this - little pockets of reflection and memory - space to return to times long gone yet a part of us still. We become so caught up in the present we forget to remember the past, and forget that it not only teaches, reminds, but nourishes too. What a magical moment, being left alone on the beach in the afternoon sun. It felt like a gift too, sharing your photos and memories. And having a chance to remember a special place from my own past. It's not often we're given the chance to step out like this and I'm glad and grateful."